As part of its ongoing commitment to support the life and ministry of the church, Providence Theological Seminary is allowing pastors and other ministry leaders to audit most of its courses for the reduced fee of $250 CDN. Include among those offerings is my upcoming modular course to be held during the week of February 20-24 on the life and witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Here is the course description:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most recognizable Christian names of the twentieth century. His courageous witness in the face of the horrors of the Nazi regime, coupled with his ability to articulate compelling turns of phrase and author works of penetrating spiritual insight, have contributed to his status as one of the most widely beloved theologians. However, the contours of Bonhoeffer’s life and the details of his writings often remain unknown, even to those who claim him as a hero. This course aspires to situate Bonhoeffer in his historical context and, through engagement with primary sources, help students come to an understanding of the predominant concerns and animating center of Bonhoeffer’s life and work. The implications of Bonhoeffer’s witness for theology, spiritual formation, congregational life, and Christian mission in the 21st century will also be considered.
There are Zoom options available for those who live at a distance from the Providence campus in Otterburne. If you are interesting in reading Bonhoeffer with me and my students or want to find out more about auditing other courses at Providence, visit: https://www.prov.ca/programs-courses/theological-seminary/upcoming-seminary-courses/.